New promotoras, new interns, new maps

Last Monday, Sacred Valley Health staff traveled to Soccma, a one hour drive from Ollantaytambo, where we welcomed two more locally-elected promotoras (community health workers) into our program. Roxana, from Soccma, and Bertha, from Rafka, join eight other new promotoras who started training last month. Including the promotoras who started with us over a year…

Promotoras share their knowledge with Patacancha weaving cooperative

This weekend, our promotoras (community health workers) from Patacancha made a presentation to weavers in the nearby town of Rumira. The weavers are part of a cooperative run by Threads of Peru. Promotora Victoria shared her knowledge of back pain treatment and prevention, and promotor Gabriel demonstrated tooth brushing and hand washing skills and explained…

Huilloc promotoras share their knowledge

The final week of June has been a busy one in Huilloc. Over the past several days, Sacred Valley Health and the Huilloc promotoras (community health workers), Teresa and Santusa, have been busy meeting with community members and spreading health knowledge throughout upper and lower parts of the town. On Monday the 24th, Teresa and…

Applying fluoride and herding alpacas in Kelccanka

The day began as many mornings do in Peru… waiting for transport. We were relieved when the fruit truck finally appeared. Then we saw the sheer number of people crammed into the back and balanced on the sides. Fifteen minutes and much negotiation later, we joined the masses seated along the side rails. After climbing…